Friday, July 31, 2009

i bought a quilt!

Friday, July 31, 2009
i know what you are thinking... i make quilts... so why did i buy one? why not!!

at the long beach quilt festival i got the opportunity to see a lot of amazing work.. and this one quilt.. it spoke to me. look at the quilting... so detailed and soo pretty!!!
i mean look at it... i love this line and didn't get enough of it when it was out... if a kit was available i probably would have bought it but they were sold out... (you can get the pattern here) i made two bags from this line and had one with me at the show... i think it made Nancy happy to know that her quilt was going to someoene that was really going to appreciate it and take care of it!

Nancy, the quiltmaker and designer was there and it was 7pm on saturday... the price was right and even though they hadn't planned on selling the quilts until sunday... they agreed when i explained that i wouldn't be back...
Nancy and her husband were incredibly sweet and took apart their display to sell me the quilt.. thanks again!! check out Nancy's site... she has lots of kits and patterns available!

here it is... it matches my room perfectly!! my walls are tan and brown, furniture white, and existing bedding is blue, tan and brown... i love it!!! (ignore the spring quilt.. i got busy and never finished summer!)

28 comments:

Nu said...

it's really beautiful what a fantastic find!

Nu

Stacey said...

that is gorgeous!! enjoy!

V and Co. said...

yeah that quilt is speaking to me too...it's saying it belongs in my house and it wants to live with me. can do a shared custody thing like you have it during the week and i get it on the weekend?

Vickie E said...

Great find..matches your room exactly!

Michelle said...

It is a gorgeous quilt. I have all of those colours because I was going to make a quilt for my sister. I am thinking now I may have to change my pattern. There is nothing wrong with buying quilts.

moramargaritaster said...

It`s a fantastic quilt and there is nothing wrong with buying it because is wonderful have others quilts.

peggy said...

That quilt is absolutely gorgeous. I think the muted colors just really work! What fabric line is it?
Peggy in NJ

Swedish said...

Oh wow! That's really pretty! Nothing wrong with buying quilts. Sometimes we appreciate other peoples handiwork more than our own..at least I do!

PunkiePie said...

Beautiful! I would have bought it too.

Amy - Park City Girl said...

So pretty and totally matches your room! Great find :)

Blue is Bleu said...

That's such a beautiful quilt! I don't blame you for getting it hehe!

What Comes Next? said...

great negotiating skills to get it a day early! It's beautiful. I love the brown/blue colour scheme, and it looks perfect in your room. Way to go!

Molly said...

I love your quilt too! Looks wonderful in your room, and I love the stars. Perfect! :)
~Molly

natalie. beyond the reef said...

Why does a person that makes quilts buy a quilt? Because they KNOW how much goes into a quilt.
Because they LOVE supporting other quilters.
Because they LIVE what they preach as a teacher, designer, quilter...
BECAUSE.
Come on now...we all know better than to really wonder why you bought this great piece of art.

Kristy said...

That is a very lovely quilt. In a situation like yours I'd probably do the very same thing. Congrats on such a great buy =)

Kris said...

I love it!! blue and brown is one of my fav combinations! Your bedroom is absolutely beautiful.

Vicky said...

That is a fantastic quilt, and it matches your bedroom perfectly! Heck, I'd have gotten it, too! xo

Shanna said...

I love that fabric, too! The quilt and the quilting is just amazing :o) Enjoy your beauty!

Quilt Nut said...

beautiful!

searchfamilies said...

What a lovely Quilt, i think that we can admire & even buy other people's work it because we know the hard work that goes in to one that we appreciate it all the more
Hugs Janice

Jackie said...

Beautiful quilt and it really does go well in your room. Nice purchase and thanks for the link. I just love her site.

Barb said...

I don't blame you for buying it!!

Heidi said...

I know what you mean about it being strange to buy a quilt when you make them. I would have bought this too. I love that polkadot fabric. It looks like someone dropped confetti all over it. How fun is that!

By the way, I made your giant pincushion for a gift for a friend and she loved it. I do too so I am going to start making more of them. You can see it on my blog AllMyScatteringMoments.

Hugs ~
Heidi

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, you lucky girl -- it's beautiful!

Lynette Anderson said...

The quilt you bought is gorgeous and so perfect for your room. I would not have been able to resist buying it either!

Lisa D. said...

That's a beautiful quilt. I can see why you couldn't resist it1

Sherri said...

It is a great quilt! Congrats on the purchase!

peggy said...

I loved your surf and sand quilt so much after seeing it on your blog that I ordered the pattern and enough fabric to make it myself....I have 4 of them 9 blocks done and hope to get the other 5 done this week inbetween laundry, work and feeding my family....
Yours is just gorgeous!!!
Peggy in NJ